The Trustees Invite You to Visit Our Revitalized Church

People ask me what is going on at our church. It is difficult to answer that question on the spur of a moment. To give members an accurate response, I have written this letter. I feel we are in a church that is very deep into our community and the Christian way of life.

Riverview United Methodist Church is the oldest Methodist Church in Hillsborough County established in 1846. We are going to celebrate this 175-year milestone on November 14, 2021. Please save this date for a great reunion and celebration.

Our community outreach is very impressive we work with the following groups: ECHO, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcohol Anonymous, the Boy Scouts, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay (Restore) and Southern Company Chorus. We are a member of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce.

We also have the following church activities: choir, praise band, a children’s nursery during service, Sunday school for adults and children, Bible studies during the week and many active committees.

As a church, we have also had several people answer the call to ministry. We have helped new churches become established, and we worked with other churches in the Riverview area.

As COVID restrictions have loosened, we are planning monthly fun activities that that will be open to the entire community. We are starting with an activities starting with a Community Summer Bash on Sunday, August 8th from noon until 2:00 PM. It will be an ice cream social, with a bouncy house, face painting and games for all ages. Come and enjoy summer with us before the kids head back to school!

We want to continue to serve the church community. You may ask what does this have to do with me personally? Where do I fit in? Well, we are hoping that you will return for church services on Sunday if you feel safe doing so. We hold services at 8 AM in the fellowship hall, and at 10:30 AM in the sanctuary. You can help us prepare for our 175th Anniversary Celebration by your presence, your prayers, your gifts, and your service.

We have already completed repainting two buildings, and we plan to complete the painting of the entire campus once paint becomes available. We are replacing several doors on our sanctuary. The Ford Youth building, which was hit by a truck nearly a year ago, has been rebuilt and will reopen soon. Crichton Fellowship Hall needs repair, and there are many opportunities to help with the painting and repairs around the church.

Riverview United Methodist Church want to continue to be a dynamic presence in our community. Join us. Become a part of this effort, and you can renew your own spirit in this difficult time. God Bless All.

Gary Floyd, Trustees Chair

Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

If you a first time online​ giver, this link provides instructions that you might find helpful.








Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor

Here at RUMC, it is our mission to win people to Jesus Christ; to train believers to become growing disciples; and, to send disciples to impact our community and world for Jesus Christ.

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Main Service 10:30 AM Sanctuary
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Be Transformed

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering . Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.  Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.  You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

Our “Virtual Church” Continues
We are still currently Live Streaming our 10:30 AM Sunday worship service every week. You can see worship as it is actually happening by connecting to our YouTube Channel "RUMC Live".

We continue to gather virtually using the ZOOM application on our computers or smart phones. We are using ZOOM to conduct many of our scheduled leadership meetings, and a weekly Wednesday Evening Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

On the website, as always, you will also see a link that will allow you to send in your tithes and offerings electronically; if you prefer to send your tithes and offerings by mail, please send them to:

Riverview First UMC
8002 U. S. Highway 301 South
Riverview, FL 33578

Remember–God loves you, and so do we!

Pastor Louis Telcy
Care Committee
Worship Committee
Did you know that Riverview has a Methodist church which was established on the Alafia River 175 years ago?

Come Join us as we celebrate

August 8 
Community Summer Bash
Fun & Games, Bouncy House, Make your own Sundae, and Face Painting 

September 12
Church Cook-out

October 31
Trunk or Treat

November 14
Celebrating 175 years!!

For more information:
Call us at 813-677-5995
Mon. – Fri. from 9:am to 1:00pm
(Leave a message and your call will be returned.)